Astronomy

Mars Mission rover. Photo: REUTERS/Fred Prouser
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NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity, is the seventh visitor to the red planet, and by far the most ambitious mission of planetary exploration ever attempted. Curiosity’s task is to determine...

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The history of astronomy is notable in the present century for the astonishing emergence of a new consensus that releases cosmologists from the wordy debates that have occupied philosophers for...

Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) has produced a new, more detailed picture of the infant universe shown in this image released on March 16, 2006.
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Ever since the accidental discovery of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) in 1965, observations of this phenomenon have remained central to progress in cosmology. The Wilkinson Microwave...

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Astronomers engaged in the search for planets orbiting stars in the Milky Way galaxy are ecstatic about the results now pouring in from the NASA Kepler mission. The discovery of stars with several...